City Administrator

Website City of Scott City, KS

City of Scott City, KS  

Job Details

·        Job: City Administrator

·        Where: Scott City, KS

·        Salary: $80,000-$105,000

·        Population:  4,025

·        Form of Government: Mayor/Council

Community:  A charming city located in Western KS, just 62 miles from the Colorado boarder and 48 miles south of Interstate 70.  Scott City offers something for everyone and is a great place to live and raise a family.   Scott City boasts a sense of community, a commitment to service, cutting-edge amenities, and an easier, slow-paced lifestyle.  The El Quartelejo Museum, Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection, and the Keystone Gallery bring cultural arts to the forefront in Scott City. Located 14 miles away is Lake Scott State Park a stunning oasis of natural springs, deep wooded canyons, bluffs, and early American history. The 1,020-acre park surrounds the 100-acre spring-fed lake, and a 160-acre wildlife area.  The park is an ideal setting for camping, boating, swimming, biking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation.

The City is home to a first-class school system (Class 4-A), with excellent newly developed school facilities. The Scott County Hospital, a Critical Assess Hospital was built in 2012; with 25 beds serving the region. The hospital represents one of the largest employers in town.  Scott City ranks #2 in KS and #32 in the nation for Total Production Agriculture Revenue (farming & livestock).  Livestock, commercial cattle, swine, and dairy make up the largest employment sector in the County.

Organization:  The City of Scott City operates under the Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor is elected by the City at large, and eight Council members, two elected from each of the four wards of the City. The Mayor serves a four-year term and City Council members serve a four-year term.  The City last had a professional administrator in place in 1996.  Long-tenured City Clerk is retiring and City desires to bring back the City Administrator position.

The City of Scott City has 29 full-time employees, and 15 part-time, non-seasonal employees (City Treasurer, Travel-Tourism Coordinator). who provide services including public works, police, parks, tourism, water, and sewer.  The Scott County Fire Department provides fire and EMS services to the City and County.  The current Scott City budget is $14.5M, and the current total assessed value in the City is $27.7M.

Experience: The ideal candidate should have two to four years’ experience working in a municipal organization, or in a similar situation. City ‘CEO’ experience is preferred, but not necessarily required. Candidates should be able to demonstrate specific city-government education and/or acquired knowledge in city operations, supervision, budget and finance, conflict management and necessary skills to engage with employees and the community.

Education: Minimum Bachelors’ degree; MPA degree preferred.

Salary Range: $80,000 to $105,000, depending upon applicable experience. A negotiated employment contract will be offered upon selection, including a full range of benefits.

Apply: Interested candidates may apply by submitting a (digital only) resume and cover letter to: Resumes accepted until 12:00, noon (CST), March 12, 2021. The Governing Body currently expects to conduct final interviews during the latter part of March.

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